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It’s Show Time

Exhibitors who host their shows and exhibitions at Shaw Centre quickly find out just how seamless the experience can be.

Putting our Exhibition Skills on Display

Shaw Centre is a premier exhibit facility, with flexible space for trade and consumer exhibitions and shows.

The Centre’s colleagues and suppliers provide professional and efficient logistics, set-up and tear-down, hosting assistance, and services every step of the way. Shaw Centre provides access to many loading docks for exhibitor convenience. The Centre is equipped with 4 elevators capable of carrying everything you require for your event to all four levels of the Centre. We make sure you’re fully supported to confidently host a rewarding event.

Guests gather and speak with one another.

At a Glance

Take a look at our available spaces and configurations. We know you’ll find an option to accommodate you and your guests perfectly.

Whether you’re holding an intimate get-together or a lavish spectacle we’ve got the right space for you. The sky’s the limit when it comes to the Shaw Centre’s capabilities, so be sure to send us your vision and any questions you may have. Our team of experts love connecting with planners to craft memorable meetings, elevated events, and captivating conferences.

Usable Space

192,000 sq. ft. / 17,837 sq. m.

Maximum Configuration

28 flexible, fully-carpeted meeting rooms

Trillium Ballroom

19,032 sq. ft./1,768 sq. m.

Canada Hall

57,740 sq. ft./5,364 sq. m.
6,000 theatre style

Video Tour

Please come and take a look around, virtually!

See for yourself why so many get excited to host, attend, and plan events at the Shaw Centre Ottawa. This video tour gives you a beautiful feel for the space and all the wonderful benefits it has to offer.

This time-lapse video showcases our colleagues flipping a room during a 10-day city-wide corporate event we held at our Centre. For 10 days, our Canada Hall went through various stages of preparation, setup, rehearsals, and events including a Superbowl party, sessions, and a gala dinner with a rock concert. 7 set-up days, 3 event days, 1700 delegates, 3 cameras, 45,000 photos, and 1 team of dedicated colleagues made this amazing video and an unforgettable event.

Shaw Centre 360°

Take in all of the Shaw Centre. And we mean all 360 degrees of the architectural marvel.

This building stops people in their tracks every day and we can’t blame them. Now you too can take in downtown Ottawa’s modern gem and admire its design.

The Shaw Centre overlooks the Rideau Canal at midday.
A cook prepares dishes in front of guests.

crEATe Kitchen

We are the only convention centre in the world to have a state-of-the-art, interactive cooking space for our guests to enjoy. Peruse all the delicious creations coming out of crEATe Kitchen at the Shaw Centre.

The Shipping (and Receiving)

Our purpose is to make your time at Shaw Centre as pleasant as possible. We proudly offer loading docks for easy load-in, loading bays, multiple freight elevators, and more. We will coordinate with you to make sure you get all the support you need to get in and out of Shaw Centre easily and conveniently.